New Sri Lanka President “Balance Diplomacy Unbiased in China” Emphasis November 18 19:50
New President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who won the presidential election in Sri Lanka on the 16th said in his first speech after taking office, `` I will seek neutrality in diplomatic relations '', aiming for balanced diplomacy that is not biased only to China Stressed the idea.
In the Sri Lankan presidential election held on the 16th, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who defeated the candidate of the coalition ruling party, won the oath on the 18th and was officially appointed president.
In his first speech after taking office, New President Rajapaksa said, “We will seek neutrality in diplomatic relations. We will eliminate the struggles between the powers over Sri Lanka,” and we will have a balanced diplomacy that is not biased to China alone Emphasized the idea.
In the era of the new president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the relationship with China was strengthened by attracting large-scale port facilities.
As Sri Lanka is the key to the maritime traffic route, the so-called sea lane, neighboring countries such as India and Japan have raised concerns that the new President Rajapaksa may take the same Chinese policy as his brother. In the speech on the 18th, it was a form that countered such concerns.
On the other hand, the new President Rajapaksa said, “We will change the mechanism for ensuring security” in light of the simultaneous bombing terrorism targeted at hotels in April. Showed.